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2022 Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: FaB Events

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To inspire the next generation of talent into the career-making possibilities of our food and beverage industry, FaB hosts its Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Discovery. With nearly half of our existing working population due to retire, ensuring there is a pipeline of talent for the food and beverage industry is more important than ever. Additionally, talent is required if we are to double our food production by the year 2050 to feed a global population of 9.7 billion. Since 2014, over 2,000 high school students have met with an impressive collection of exhibitors, including ingredients, consumer product and packaging makers, grocery retail, and professional service firms focused on the industry. Students hear from industry leaders and innovators, participate in interactive discovery activities for valuable hands-on learning, and share their ideas for feeding the world. FaB's annual Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery offers high school students an impression-making, career-based learning experience with Wisconsin's food and beverage companies. 

ATTENDING AS A HIGH SCHOOL

   

Discover and plan career futures with those who feed and quench our own and the world! Stroll through our industry galleria to meet industry professionals in a variety of positions and roles, food and beverage companies with a variety of work-based learning opportunities, and colleges and universities which offer industry degrees. Partake in interactive activities and hear from an industry panel. 

FFF is free to attend for any high school in Wisconsin but targets schools with food-related or STEAM programming. Limit of 25 students per school.

 

EXHIBITING AS AN EMPLOYER

   

Come prepared with an interactive discovery activity for valuable hands-on learning! Share applicable work-based learning options your employer provides (e.g. college internships, youth co-ops, job shadowing, etc.) and share your food stories with students. Your introductory discovery activity serves as a springboard to catch the attention of students while introducing your company, and should be interactive and short and simple, as new students will continue to flow to your table. Past activities have included testing out production and packaging equipmenttrivia and guessing gamesviewing food and beverage products under a microscope, and trying on protective gear. Be creative and think outside the box...and bringing samples is always a good idea!

Find inspiration from past years' activities here.


EXHIBITING COMPANIES

 

ATTENDING SCHOOLS

AGENDA

9:00–10:00 AM
Companies arrive to setup their galleria exhibits in the Wehr Center/Fieldhouse

9:45–10:00 AM
Schools arrive to the Wehr Center/Fieldhouse

10:00–10:15 AM
Welcome and opening remarks from Gina Balke, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin

10:15–10:45 AM
Keynote and interview with Jacob Foss, Co-Founder & COO of Agricycle Global

10:45–11:00 AM
Transition 1: Student groups move to 1 of 2 starting locations assigned to each high school (FSQ Lab in Chase Science Center or Galleria in Wehr Center)

11:00–11:45 AM
Student engage in locational CBRE learning activities

11:45 AM–12:00 PM
Transition 2: Student groups move to their next assigned location (FSQ Lab in Chase Science Center or Galleria in Wehr Center)

12:0012:45 PM
Student engage in locational CBRE learning activities

12:45–1:00 PM
Departure & exhibitor tear-down


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Contact: Emily Allen, FaB Wisconsin | [email protected]

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